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morning and welcome to this breakfast forum by the manhattan institute's center for state and local leadership. my name is michael, and i am the newly-appointed director of the center, and it's truly an honor to be with you. one week on to the job, and what a great event to kick things off. it's an honor to be here with everyone. as you know, for over 30 years the manhattan institute has been a national leader in advancing the ideas of greater economic independence and choice and individual responsibility. we have our roots, as you all know, in cities having led the movements from welfare to work and from broken windows to safer cities. and during the coming weeks you'll be hearing a lot about our new center for state and local leadership. whether it's examining public employees and their relationships with the public, the governments for which they work, their pension systems, their retiree health benefits, whether it's talking about new public safety strategies, whether it's working on issues as diverse as prisoner reentry in praises like newark, new jersey, or immigrant assimilat
and a manhattan hotel. according to "the new york times" prosecutors have grave doubts about the credibility of her -- and their key witness. a court in manhattan will consider relaxing the bail conditions imposed on mr. strauss-kahn. christian frazier is in paris. >> thank you very much. great anticipation building here in paris. everybody waiting to hear what the prosecution says in the the scheduled court appearance in new york -- on scheduled court appearance. there were not expected back until july 18 but extraordinary revelations quoting two senior sources close to the prosecution who investigated the key witness. what they found is this woman had a close relationship with a drug dealer who has been convicted and is in prison. she had a conversation with him that was recorded a day after the accusations were made in which she stressed the importance of the case and the benefits of proceeding with the charges. it has been proven that the man in question put around 100,000 through her account along with others around the united states in the course of two years and questions that she lie
in a case. >> the former head of the international monetary fund is due to appear in a manhattan court it is in connection with the charges he faces. our correspondent joins me on the line from new york. what do we know? >> we know that strauss-kahn will appear in court tomorrow morning and the lawyers will argue for the stringent bail conditions he is living under to be relaxed. he is under house arrest, wearing an electronic angle bracelet with an armed guard outside his manhattan residents. the court appearance comes as there is speculation in u.s. media that the actual case against him might be about to collapse. a hotel maid accused him of attempting to rape her when she came to clean his times square hotel suite. "the new york times" has a story in which law enforcement officials have said that they have doubts about the credibility of the story. >> this case received lots of press attention, particularly in new york. has that media attention gone away? >> i think it will be quite a circus both outside his apartment near wall street and also outside the manhattan court as well. i
, those marriage ceremonies are set to start at the manhattan city clerk's office. this is a history-making day. new york, the state, the largest state in the union to approve same-sex marriages, and those marriages start today at the bottom of the hour. our coverage will continue. >>> i want to turn to norway where the healing is under way after friday's massacre. a memorial service just wrapped up in the capital of oslo. the death toll now at 93. police say the suspected, anders behring breivik, has confessed to the bombing in oslo and the shootings on utoya island at a youth camp. they are still looking for bodies both in oslo and on the island, and four people are still missing from the youth camp. >>> also, a short time ago police carried out what they are calling, quote, an operation in the eastern part of oslo. they say it's part of their investigation into these attacks. and one other thing the police are taking a closer look at is this. this is an online manifesto published on the day of attacks and it is supposedly from the suspect, and it has pictures of him wearing some t
at an event at the manhattan institute at a the harvard club in new york city. he examines the entire expanse of the war which result inside the deaths of over 50 million people and a financial cost of $1.5 trillion. this is about an hour. [inaudible conversations] >> good evening, everyone. if i could have your attention, we'll get started. we're here to mark the publication of andrew roberts' latest book. it's my -- i'm larry moe, president of the manhattan institute, and it's my pleasure to introduce roger herring to tonight, chairman of the fund which focuses on jewish philanthropic interests. he's one of the founding partners of the legendary firm, the gold standard of investment research shops on wall street. he also served as the firm's president before its merger in 2000 and retired from from its successor company in 2006. for ten years i was privileged to work with roger when he served as chairman of the manhattan institute. his energy and strategic brilliance helped to bring the institute's influence to a whole new level. since 2007 roger has served as chairman of the new york histo
bombshell. he has been under home confinement from this manhattan apartment. 24-hour surveillance and electronic monitor. that was lifted during the hearing and the lawyers said they were thrilled. >> i think it's appropriate that on the eve of independence day we get to celebrate for dominique strauss-kahn and his family a bit of personal independence. >> a lawyer for the alleged victim, hotel maid who was an immigrant was outraged. >> only defense that dominique strauss-kahn has is that this sexual encounter was consensual. that is a lie. >> our prosecutors from the manhattan d.a.'s office will continue their investigation into these alleged crimes. >> her allegations have ended his career as director of the imf and put his ambition to be the next president on france on hold. prosecutors say they have evidence of a sexual encounter so they have not moved to dismiss the charges but defense attorneys called this a very good day. >>> former monterey congressman lauren bacall begin his new job at secretary of defense. he was sworn in and arrived at the pentagon shortly after for fir
when a judge released him. he is accused of trying to break a manhattan -- rape a manhattan hotel housekeeper in may. prosecutors say the accuser lied to them about her past and they're worried a jury might not believe her testimony. her lawyers insist nothing changed. >> the medical evidence supports the victim's account. the forensic evidence supports the account. >> the court holds his passport but he is agree to travel within the united states. >> a lot more to bring you here today, incredible three-part river rescue on the merced and responders needed a lift. >> forget cable cars. there is another way to take a flight to san francisco. the news continues in one minute. >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >>> san francisco police have a lead on a sketch of the man suspected of killing a woman last seen a live leaving a bar in the south of market area. and found dead two hours later. and driving a small, red car. and state fish and game or anyone heading to lake tahoe area to avoid precautions to avoid encounter was bears sh. this shows problems people ex
hotel in manhattan. those were happy times and years later became a happy tomic with me, convinced early on that my father inhabited a magic world. a few years ago, while listening to a recording of cuban blues by chico, i remembered in new york in those stories of the 40's that chico and my father met at club cuba in manhattan and again in havana in the mid-50's. the sessions of chico's house in our neighborhood became so famous that even my father, not particularly fond of cuban jazz, couldn't resist dropping in once in a while at the much-talked about terrace. i listened to the rumba of chico's suite, then i would imagine chico back in new york doing arrangements for count bassie and ringo starr and i see myself turning into a big fan during my teenage years in havana. so that gives you a little idea about all these connections. i was born in havana in the mid-50's and my memory have many sounds. my history of my family has given me a variety of experiences and languages. my memory is like an orgy of music. i learned at an early age to get up on my feet and dance. looking at a photogr
megatons and that bomb is big enough if it's dropped on manhattan, it would wipe out all five burroughs and kill 75% of the population down to washington dc over time so that's a bomb that's bigger than its target, and in my book, i think, one of the more interesting animal -- animal ash analysis i came across was how to prevent war. on the other side of the fence over at the atomic test site, the department of defense were practicing how to have a nuclear war. this spy plane that ken collins was flying was called the a-12 oxcart and it was just declassified by the cia in 2007, 50 years after its drawings and one of the characters in my book is the physicist who did those original drawings and helped build for the cia, but this idea that you could have these two notions working at once is a little bit complicated presenting a war, but practicing to have one, but the point i was making about the oxcart is you probably have never seen or heard of it, but its cousin is famous. i don't know if this is a military crowd, but it's the sr-71, the air force's famous blackbird that went mach iii
wife today left the manhattan townhouse where they had been saying. he was arrested in may for an alleged sexual assault against a hotel housekeeper. but in recent days the case seems to be unraveling because of the alleged victim's own credibility issues. susan candiotti is covering the story for us from new york city. susan is going to be with us shortly, but again, that is dominique strauss-kahn out and about in manhattan. again, that case seems to be unraveling because of the alleged -- what do you know? >> reporter: well, first of all, we have -- i have direct information according to a source with direct knowledge of this investigation. about two different things, first of all is confirmation about reporting that originally appeared in the "new york times" but now we have an independent confirmation of it. the first, don, has to do with a jailhouse phone call that was made, according to the source from the jail to the hotel maid just a day after the alleged sexual assault at the hotel, and in this phone call, and this is being paraphrased for me, the inmate at the hot
latest book. i'm the president of manhattan institute, and it's my pleasure to introduce roger hetzog tonight. he's one of the founding partners of the firm. the gold standards of investment research shops on wall street and served at the firm's president before the merger with alliance capital management in 2000 and retired from its successor company in 2006. for ten years, i was privileged to work with roger when he was chairman of the manhattan institute. his energy and brilliance helped to bring the institution's influence to a whole new level. he served as chairman of the new york historical society, also experienced a renaissance under his leadership. for his endeavors, he was awarded the medal in 2007 and the prize for philanthropic leadership in 2010. he's a reader and passionate student of history. please join me in welcoming roger hertzog. [applause] >> you can all leave now. [laughter] first of all, thank you, all, for coming. it's a great honor having all of you guys here. this is one of those continued evening, late afternoon programs at the manhattan program put on for y
-khan may be on the verge of collapse today. nbc's jeff rossen joins us from lower manhattan with the very latest. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: hey, natalie, good morning to you. all along prosecutors here in manhattan, new york have said that they believed the victim in this case, that the case against dominique strauss-khan was strong, and that the evidence was piling up. but this morning what appears to be a complete reversal and has a lot of people around here talking, in that law enforcement sources now tell nbc news the entire case could be collapsing because the victim lied about her past. he's been hauled in to court, charged with sex crimes and placed under house arrest, living under armed guard inside this $50,000 a month townhouse in trendy tribeca. but if this latest twist is true, experts say dominique strauss-khan could be released from house arrest as early as today. he was one of the most powerful men in the world, head of the international monetary fund, and possible candidate for french president. until a maid in this luxury manhattan hotel told police strauss-khan se
years ago when i was walking around on the lower east side in manhattan. i was talking to an older lady in public housing, and she was telling me a story. c-span: what was the story? >> guest: well, the story was, she was describing her problems in getting her refrigerator fixed in public housing. and what she said was that she had called up a bureaucrat who said, "no, i don't have responsibility. go to someone else," and she went to the second. then she went to the third bureaucrat, who then referred her back to the first bureaucrat. her face, as she was telling the story, twisted in frustration. she was humiliated by this experience of no one really honestly responding to her problem. the interesting thing to me in the story was i had spent the morning with the ceo of a major company describing his effort to work on a jobs program with the government, and as he was telling the story, he couldn't even get them to respond to the issues and the questions, and as he told the story, his face had twisted in frustration. he got so excited about it. that afternoon, as the lady was telling me
liberaciÓn. >> acompaÑado de su mujer dominic strauss khan saliÓ ed.n tribununi-ede manhattan en libertad fianz una camarera de un i-ed.nlujoso de manhattan acusa al ex director gerente del fondo monetario internacional de agresiÓn sexual. >> se ha dado el primer paso gigantesco en la direcciÓn correcta. >> eso declarÓ el abogado del francÉs anunciando que el prÓximo caso es que el cargo se ha desestimado. strauss khan no tendrÁ que permanecer en arresto domiciliario como estaba hace seis semanas cuando tuvo que presentar una semana de $ 6 millones. indignado, el abogado de la presunta vÍctima indicÓ que las fiscalÍas y de temor de proseguir con el caso, y ha estado acusando a suh@h@univisi habÍa limpiado otra habitaciÓn de hotel despuÉs de ser atacada en vez de alertar a susempleadores. 24 horas despuÉs de haber hecho la denuncia discutiÓ con un hombre los beneficios econÓmicos de su acusación. >> hay muchas dudas sobre la credibilidad de la vÍctima. h@Ó visita a la corte serÁ el 18 de julio. >> aranceles contamos la historia de un univnot ed.noceÓ aparecieran las pre
. ron allen is at the courthouse in lower manhattan where it all unfolded today. ron, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, kate. yes, it was an amazing day down here. especially booze prosecutors seem so confident in their case against strauss-kahn and they never expressed any doubts publicly about the alleged victim's story. today they reveal she's been giving conflicting accounts about what happened that night and conflicting accounts of other aspects of her life. some of it very unflattering. now it seems this case may be falling apart. with his wife by his side and a smile on his face, dominique strauss-kahn left court, free on a $6 million bond. he returned to his luxury townhouse, but he's no longer required to stay there under house arrest, which cost him some $200,000 per month. a dramatic contrast to the may perp walk that led to his resignation as head of the imf and seemed to ruin his chances of becoming president of france. today his attorneys claimed vindication. >> it's so important in this country that people, especially the media, reserve their judgment o
is in lower manhattan tonight. >> reporter: strauss-kahn still faces charges of sexual assault, but it's almost as if the accuser the facing trial now as more new negative allegations arise about her, her past and her story. many legal expert rs now saying it will be very difficult for prosecutors to convict the former imf chief of any kind of crime. no longer under house arrest, dominique strauss-kahn an his wife left the luxury townhouse with no word on their destination after leaving court with a $6 million bail and bond back in his pocket, he dined at this exclusive manhattan restaurant, reportedly running up a $700 tab. while today, new details about what led prosecutors to question the accuser's story. a 32-year-old housekeeper at this hotel. sources close to the investigation revealed she telephoned an alleged drug dealer after the incident to talk about how to profit. now, "the new york times" reports that person was her boyfriend. in an arizona jail. and she says words to the effect of, don't worry, this guy has a lot of money. i know what i'm doing. a conversation prosecutors
i'm coming to you from a spectacular two-bedroom apartment on the 49th floor in manhattan's midtown west neighborhood. it overlooks central park and the hudson river. inside and out, the views don't get much better than this. now we go behind the scenes of tnt's drama razolian islands with the set dreck traioratodec. how they got the look they wanted. >> i'm production designer bruce miller. >> i'm set decorator chris. we're in los angeles on the set of brazilian isles. >> angie harmon is a gutsy police department and we have a medical examine dr. more ra islands. >> we'll show you how bruce and i brought these characters' personalities and styles to life by giving you a tour of the set and some tips on how to achieve the look. >> we're in jane razoli's boston apartment based on a washington square row house. >> jane is a downto earth character, more concerned about work than her living environment. the chal even evening was to make it adaptable to shoot in and grounded in her character. we neutralized the color p pallette. >> as a set decorator, part of my job responsibilities are
from this manhattan apartment. 24-hour surveillance and electronic monitor. that was lifted during the hearing and the lawyers said they were thrilled. >> i think it's appropriate that on the eve of independence day we get to celebrate for dominique strauss-kahn and his family a bit of personal independence. >> a lawyer for the alleged victim, hotel maid who was an immigrant was outraged. >> only defense that dominique strauss-kahn has is that this sexual encounter was consensual. that is a lie. >> our prosecutors from the manhattan d.a.'s office will continue their investigation into these alleged crimes. >> her allegations have ended his career as director of the imf and put his ambition to be the next president on france on hold. prosecutors say they have evidence of a sexual encounter so they have not moved to dismiss the charges but defense attorneys called this a very good day. >>> former monterey congressman lauren bacall begin his new job at secretary of defense. he was sworn in and arrived at the pentagon shortly after for first day on the job. he replaced robert gates. on
as legal. ceremonies were held from manhattan to nighing a ray falls. >> last-minute captures on the big day. same-sex couples sweltering in the heat. >> with the celebration comes spending. it's thought same-sex marriages will boost the country by $3 million over the next three years. a handful of states have legalized same-sex marriage and new york is the one that will draw in the crowds. a destination in its own right. -- in its own rite. >> mark mattias had his cupcakes at the ready. his customers in this predominantly gay area of manhattan are now planning their weddings. >> roughly 50% of our business is weddings and we're expecting a big boost in revenue due to same-sex couples's weddings. >> the federal government here doesn't recognize these weddings. >> if one of us should pass away, the other cannot get social security and with regard to finances and taxes, we're not just treated the same as a heterosexual coup. >> whatever the picture at the national level, new york is welcoming same-sex couples with open arms, and after years of waiting, newlyweds are ready to throw the ulti
. >>> i'm mike schuh, this is manhattan. a 12-year-old is keeping this beautiful animal alive, we'll tell you more in a bit. ,,,,,,,, >>> an amusement park tragedy. a war vet dies after he fell off the ride of steel in up state new york. it was his first visit there since he lost both of his legs in iraq. they're trying to find out how he came out of the harness. >>> the wisconsin mayor gives his city a black eye. >> okay -- [ indiscernible ] >> that's the mayor of the town slurring his words and making jokes after hitting a light pole. his blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit. he paid a $900 fine and he's refusing from resigning from office. >>> a chili's restaurant serves alcohol to three young kids. the bartender mixed up a margarita instead of a virgin. it changed the kid's behavior. >> it's scary to be confused and to not know what's going on and to be feeling like your child is drunk and you can't do anything about it. >> the kids were given a breathalyzer to check them. the bartender missed the nonalcoholic part of the order. >>> so far, so good for the cre
with the credibility of the housekeeper who claims that strauss-kahn attacked her in a manhattan hotel room. now strauss-kahn's lawyers want him released. richard roth is in new york with the latest. this is quite a bombshell when you think about it. part of the maid's story is actually in question here. what do we know about the credibility issues? >> reporter: well, according to sources, talking to cnn and other media, the alleged sex assault victim has problems in telling the truth to prosecutors who had previously claimed she was an excellent witness and they were going to lean heavily on her testimony should this go to trial. they seriously considered what she had to say and stopped dominique strauss-kahn from leaving the country that day. though they have dna evidence that indicates there was some type of sexual encounter in that hotel room, they are going to ask the judge to really change the bail conditions, the severe bail conditions, and he indeed may be set freon his own recognizance. he left his home in new york city, part of his house arrest conditions and arrived a short time ago a
from outside the courthouse in manhattan. >> reporter: dominic con is free from house arrest. a manhattan judge released him without bail after prosecutors told the court their sexual assault case against them is falling apart. prosecutors are raising questions about the credibility of the maid who accused him of attacking her in his luxury suite at a new york hotel. law enforcement officials told the new york times investigators believe the woman lied about her background and about what she did in the hours around the alleged assault. she reportedly talked to a man in prison about the possible benefits of pursuing benefits. prosecutors are also concerned about conditions this her bank account. he has been living under bank arrest after posting $600 million in cash and bonds and agreeing to pay for his own armed guards. it is rare to see the prosecution questioning its own witness. >> it really strongly suggests that there are very, very serious problems here and even the prosecution is backing away if him at this point. >> reporter: the arrest caused him to resign and derail
to lower manhattan and help these people off the island. ferryboats, tugboats, barges, yachts, converging on lower manhattan, evacuating close to 500,000 people. all over the course of several hours. putting that in context, the great dunkirk evacuation of the british troops, resulting in the certain destruction of the expeditionary force, we know that from world war ii. we celebrate it. the same thing happened on 9/11 band we do not know the story. of course, we need to invest more. let's put these numbers into context. since 9/11 what we have spent on the wars in afghanistan is close to $12 trillion. $275 million per day, every single day for 10 years. the total amount we have been spending annually in programs to better gauge the american people, to work with law enforcement or public safety, roughly 75 minutes. not to say that we will not spend what we can as a nation, investing in these things. but are we investing enough in this great asset that we have? dealing with the dangers that confront us? the fact is the terrorist threat has fundamentally changed over the last 10 years. the
strauss-kahn's attorneys are meeting with manhattan prosecutors today. the former head of the international monetary fund stands accused of sexually assaulting a maid at a new york hotel, a case that is apparently unraveling. harris is watching breaking news for us today. harris, what do you have? >> jon, the big question is whether or not his defense attorneys will actually ask for this case and the charges to be dropped, and what the judge will say about that, or, if there's some other reason for them to meet. you know what, what we're learning is there are details that have come out about the accuser in this case, and her past, that even had the prosecution now asking questions about this woman. questions that this trial could hinge on, because she is their witness. the only way that they can really press sexual assault charges against dominic strauss-kahn is with her testimony, convincingly, so it has been said, by prosecutors up until now. will defense attorneys for dominic strauss-kahn then ask this judge to dismiss the charges based on the fact that the prosecuti
hundreds of thousands of corn belt acres, the effect is like a turkish bath. john grows corn in manhattan, illinois. >> would i be more comfortable if it was hot and dry? yes, but i think my plants would be less comfortable. >> reporter: they're from jekting a terrific corn crop this year. but as you can see, what's good for manhattan in illinois may not be so great for the one in new york. in new york, philadelphia, and washington, the temperature is going to be high over the next couple of days. but when you add in the humidity, it will feel like it's at or above 110 degrees. dean reynolds, cbs news, chicago. >>> the blistering heat wave is straining the nation's power grids. utilities like con ed in new york say wide-spread electric outages are unlikely. in chicago, 7,000 people lost power due to the excessive demand. and thousands of homes are without electricity in southern michigan. >>> there's been a development in the case of the giants fan who was beaten outside of dodger stadium, two new suspects are under arrest. brian stowe was nearly beaten to death on opening day in may. thi
in the sweltering manhattan heat, this was a moment to treasure. in new york, and lisa and her fiancee planned a double wedding with her brother and his partner. >> we sat watching a month ago on the couch holding our hands and our hearts were racing. i think you do not realize how much you want something until you get that close to it. >> this journey for the four of us has been an amazing journey. >> with the celebrations come spend -- come spending. it is estimated that it will boost the new york economy by nearly $300 million in the next three years. a handful of states have legalized same-sex marriage, but new york is the one that will draw in the crowds. it is a destination in its own right. wedding planner specializing in gay nuptials have already begun taking bookings. >> my business has been based in new england, where the cost of a wedding is almost half of what it is in new york. not only can i charge pretty much double my current rates, but also the sheer volume of weddings is going to be much more significant. >> mark has his cupcakes at the ready. his customers in this predominan
. >> this all started at this manhattan hotel. and made claimed that -- a maid claimed that mr. strauss-kahn tried to rape her. she now confesses to cling in another room before reporting the attack. prosecutors said that she lied about being raped in guinea. for lawyer gave a graphic account of the injuries she sustained. >> the medical evidence supports the victim's account. of the forensic evidence supports the victim's account. she was taken from the hotel and hospital in an ambulance. a grand jury has already found her account credible. >> dominique strauss-kahn was forced to resign as head of the imf of the greek economy was in crisis. his ambition to be a french presidential contender could be revived. it could be the socialist candidate before the deadline expires. >> the people here will have for him greater admiration than before because he had shown a great quality of courage and dignity. >> it has been a turbulent six weeks for dominique strauss- kahn. from top finance official to a criminal defendant. he was encouraged by the facts against him. >> we are outside the courtho
"news at noon," on your side. >>> we begin with breaking news out of manhattan for the former leader of the imf has just left the courthouse. dominique strauss, has been released on his own recognizance jummy olabanji is live in our newsroom with more. >>> that hearing started about 30 minutes ago. the manhattan district attorney's office had asked the judge to release dominique strauss-kahn from arrest. the judge has agreed. this comes after sources say the d a's office uncovered serious questions about the credibility of a hotel housekeeper who accuse the former i-map leader of sexual assault. the 62-year-old banker left his new york apartment and arrived at the courthouse this morning along with his wife and attorneys. he is accused of crimes including attempted rape but he has denied those allegations all along. reports are saying that investigators have come to believe that the housekeeper may be lying about some of her activities in the hours around the alleged attack. they also said that prosecutors think she lied about details on our application for asylum in the u.s. includi
. >>> still ahead, flames from underground as firefighters rush to manhattan. >>> george bush talking about his real feelings when he learned america was under attack. >>> tropical storm don just came ashore. ashore. >>> and shaquille o'neal that's amazing. you know what else is amazing? how easy it is to save money on motorcycle, boate with geico. geico, saving people money, on more than just car insurance. >>> up in new york citytoday flames shot out of the ground and into the air today. a fire started in a trench at a construction site on the east side of manhattan. it quickly spread underground and shot above ground through the manholes. several buildings were evacuated and gasolines had to be shut off but known was injured. >>> in a new interview, former president george w. bush said his stoic reaction to the news of the plane hitting the world trade center was a conscious decision. he was visiting an elementary school class in florida when andrew card told him a second plane hit the world trade center and america was under attack. my first reaction was anger he said. who would do that
manhattan he, this was a moment to treasure. with the celebration comes spending. it has been estimated that same- sex weddings will boost the york's economy by half -- by $300 million in the next three years. the handful of states that have legalized same-sex marriage, new york has -- is the one that will draw in the crowds. it is a destination in its own right. mark has his cupcake at the ready. his customers in this predominantly gay area of manhattan are now planning their wet beans. >> roughly 50% of our business is wedding cakes. we are anticipating probably a 30% leap in revenue from a wedding cakes alone. >> same-sex weddings will generate cash for your, but for the couples who just got married here, financial equality is some way off. the federal government does not recognize these weddings. >> if one of us should pass away before the other, when it eventually happens, one cannot get the others social security. and with regard to finances and taxes and so on, we are not treated the same as a heterosexual couple. >> whatever the picture at the national level, new york is welcomi
strauss- kahn leaving the manhattan courthouse a free man, prosecutors agreeing to release him and return bail after questions surfaced about the credibility of his accuser. >> we maintained from the beginning that mr. strauss-kahn is innocent of these charges and these recent disclosures reinforce our conviction that he will be exonerated. >> reporter: prosecutors say the accuser admits she lied to the grand jury about what happened after the alleged attack. she initially claimed she ran down the hallway and contacted a supervisor, but now says she cleaned a nearby room after the alleged attack, then returned to the suite where it took place and began cleaning that room before contacting a supervisor. the manhattan district attorney says strauss-kahn still faces sex assault charges including attempted rape. >> our prosecutors from the manhattan d.a.'s office will continue their investigation into these alleged crimes and will do so until we have uncovered all relevant facts. >> reporter: the attorney for the accuser ken thompson admits his client made mistakes but says this does not mean
, missing red flags about his accuser's credibility? today lawyers for strauss-kahn sat down with manhattan prosecutors. they called it a constructive meeting. a spokeswoman for the d.a. says says no decisions have been made about dropping the case, the case that if you believe the sound bites sounded like a slam-dunk. >> sir, you said the detectives concluded that victim was a credible victim and that her story had credibility. what is that based on? >> what is that based on? >> yeah. >> it's based on the experience of sexual victims detectives. this is all they do. they investigate these types of crimes. obviously credibility of the complainant is a factor in cases of this nature. one of the things that they're trained to look for. >> can you say what it was about her story that made is credible? >> no, i can't. >> the police commissioner ray kelly there four days after strauss-kahn was hauled off his flight and a day before the manhattan d.a. cyrus vance sought an indictment and got it. that day prosecutors were just as confident in their accuser as commissioner kelly was. >> the complai
with skype to give its users more facetime. >> and we'll tell you about the manhattan food fight over italian eating. >> it's been a mixed day on the stock markets so far. we've seen some moderate gains in the asia-pacific region. and a positive start to today's trading in europe. >> absolutely right. we're seeing markets hanging out a little bit. we've got a couple of interest rate decisions. so, we are higher as of -- well, as of right now, as you can see. but only by about barely at all. interest rate decisions, european central bank, it's widely expected that the ecb president will raise interest rates for the second time in three months. with euro inflation expected to rise 25 basis points. 0.25%. that would take the lending to 1.5%. >> interest rates in asia as well. a mixed day after the markets, after china announced late yesterday, that hong kong and shanghai, moving in different directions. one thing analysts agree on this is likely to be the final interest rate rise in the current cycle in china. it's the third one this year. most say it's the last. inflation is expected to peak. w
of corn belt acres, the effect is like a turkish bath. john kiefner grows corn in manhattan, illinois. >> would i be more comfortable if it was hot and dry? yes, but i think my plants would be less comfortable. >> reporter: they're projecting a terrific corn crop this year, but as you can see, what's good for the manhattan in illinois may not be so great for the one in new york. and in new york, philadelphia and washington, the temperature is going to be high over the next couple of days, but, bob, when you add in the humidity, it will feel like it's at or above 110 degrees. >> schieffer: okay, dean. well, thank you. dean reynolds in chicago. as the heat continues to move east, it's going to put more and more pressure on the nation's power grid. and jim axelrod now with more on that. jim? >> reporter: well, hey, bob. con ed, the utility that provides electricity for ten million people in and around new york city, now expects to set a new record for power demand some time in the next couple of days. >> safety over comfort today... >> reporter: at the con ed command center in lower manh
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